Maimonides's Yahweh: Rabbinic Judaism's Attempt to Answer the Incarnation Question

Bibliographic Information: 

Amy Karen Downey, Maimonides's Yahweh: Rabbinic Judaism's Attempt to Answer the Incarnation Question Wipf and Stock, 2019

Description

The life of Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides) remains a mystery to many within evangelical Christianity. However, he is lauded as a second Moses by many within modern Judaism.

Does he deserve that title? Maimonides' via negativa created a rationale for rejecting the messiahship claims of Jesus in Rabbinic Judaism. Therefore, this book seeks to illustrate that Maimonides, in his desire to create an anti-Christian apologetic regarding the incarnation, fashioned a Judaism that does not reflect the truths of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and developed a Judaism that untenable for the Jewish people of the twenty-first century.

Many Jewish people today are turning in a thousand and one different directions for spiritual answers, but not in the only way that will offer the way to God: Jesus of Nazareth (John 14:6). This work examines the history of Maimonides, his teachings, and an apologetic approach to bring the gospel back to the Jewish people (Rom. 1:16).

Publisher: 
Wipf & Stock